GateKeepers: Black LGBTQ Houston

Let's remember, honor, and empower Houston's Black LGBTQ Community!

About Us

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Gatekeepers Houston

GateKeepers, founded by Harrison Guy is a Black LGBTQ organization that uses history to empower the community through the facilitation of the Black LGBTQ History & Heritage Project. The project allows us to collect and preserve history through the Charles Law Community Archive at The African American Library at the Gregory School which aims to document and celebrate the contributions of Black LGBTQ Houstonians to the history of both the community and the city.

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Charles Law Community Archive

Dr. Charles Law was an archivist and Houston Gay Rights activist. He was Co-Chair of the Executive Committee for Houston's Town Meeting I in 1978 which was the catalyst for the birth of the city's LGBTQ community.  He was also a founder of the Houston Committee, a black gay men's professional organization active in the late 1970s. Charles Law spoke at the National March on Washington for Lesbian & Gay Rights, October 14, 1979. We have named our Black LGBTQ Archive in his honor.

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Gratitude

Whether you help us through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.  We would also like to thank the John Steven Kellett Foundation  and LOUD, Inc. for their generosity and support.